Legal Fight Between Gov. Bevin, Lt. Gov Hampton Continues

An ongoing legal fight within Kentucky government rolls on, as Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton is appealing a ruling that found Gov. Matt Bevin’s office acted within its authority when firing her top two assistants.

Hampton’s attorney, Joshua Harp, filed a notice that the lieutenant governor will appeal to the Kentucky Court of Appeals. The legal fight revolves around whether the governor or the lieutenant governor has hiring and firing authority in the lieutenant governor’s office.

Hampton’s lawsuit against Bevin, a fellow Republican, stemmed from the firing of Hampton’s chief of staff and deputy chief of staff, over her objections.

Source: MG News

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